yeah, I knw what you mean rudel...i was overlooked for the hood category and i am still scratching my head on that one
....but, it's peoples choice, so they decide.
all out ROTM was crazy! You had to have SOO many mods or just be clean as hell. That was back when I was stock pretty much so I didn't really even enter for it. the "specific" category does give it some spice and tries to "focus" (PUN!) on that particular area for judging.